Iran says to send envoys to Muslim, Arab states over Gaza invasion

Iranian spokesman said the envoys will convey messages from Ahmadinejad to the leaders of those countries focusing on the Israeli aggression.

Iran says to send envoys to Muslim, Arab states over Gaza invasion
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to send envoys to several Arab and Muslim nations to exchange views on the deteriorating situation in Gaza Strip, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said on Monday.

The move aims to put a swift end to the ordeal of Gazans due to the bloody Israeli onslaught, Qashqavi said in his weakly press briefing, according to KUNA report.

The envoys will convey messages from Ahmadinejad to the leaders of those countries focusing on the Israeli aggression, he added, highlighting the importance of keeping up contacts and consultations with the Muslim nations in this regard.

The recent visits paid to Syria and Lebanon by Secretary General of Iranian Supreme National Security Council Said Jalili and the phone calls between President Ahmadinejad and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on one hand and their counterparts in several countries of the world on the other focused on the same issue, Qashqavi noted.

Jalili had said he deliberated with Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad and Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Moallim, in addition to Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, and Prime Minister Fuad Siniora as part of these efforts.

He added that his visits to Damascus and Beirut also provided opportunity to meet leaders of Palestinian factions and Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah.

When asked about the possibility of other parties possibly opening a new front in the warfare, Jalili said that the Palestinians in Gaza are capable of protecting themselves and only need lift of siege and halt of aggression.

Jalili had arrived in Damascus on Friday, stayed for two days, headed to Lebanon, and then returned to Damascus on Monday.


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